Nicole Kidman: "I Was Really Damaged" After Tom Cruise Split

Celebrity Body Feb. 2, 2011 AT 7:00PM
Nicole Kidman: "I Was Really Damaged" After Tom Cruise Split Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty; Jun Sato/WireImage.com

Breaking up is hard to do.

Fans of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman alike were devastated when the Hollywood power couple suddenly divorced in 2001 after 11 years of marriage.

Kidman was pretty wrecked by the split, too, she confides in the new issue of Marie Claire UK.

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"That was a great relationship," the actress, 43, says. "I think it ran its course." In the aftermath, she admits, "I was really damaged and not sure whether [love and marriage] was ever going to happen again to me."

During that high-profile union, Kidman says she made certain sacrifices for Cruise, 46. "I was never seeking to be a celebrity. But I was prepared to do that for love...It's hard when you're young. But I'm ready to give up anything for love, because ultimately, that is what you have."

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Now remarried to Keith Urban, the Oscar nominee has two young daughters: Sunday, 2, and Faith Margaret, born via surrogate in late December. "I certainly never thought I'd have a baby at 41," she said of Sunday Rose. (The Q&A was conducted before Kidman and Urban revealed Faith Margaret's birth). "We never know what's around the corner."

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These days, the Kidman-Urban brood live on a remote 36-acre in rural Tennessee. No problem, she says.

"I'm crazy in love," Kidman explained. "I think you can live anywhere and do anything when you're crazy in love."

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